Sunday, May 31, 2015

Sunday 31st May 2015.....a great way to end the month!!!

After a great sleep and a relaxing early part of the morning I packed up some drinks and food and went in search of two waterfall hikes..... The road leading to the first falls was awesome... It was only about a 20 minute drive from the house to the base of the Stuart water fall hike... This is about a 4 mile hike but through different countryside than what I have seen the last week...now I was into Swiss like alpine meadows and the smells of the trees and plants was wonderful.. It was a good work out and my first view of the falls.... Ok no need for any commentary just enjoy the falls as I did for about 45 minutes!!!! I think most of you know that I have a "thing" for waterfalls and over the last 20 odd years have seen many in different countries and this one was a really special one!!!! The next waterfall was only just about ten minutes away... Enjoy with me as I hike to the base... Wow 2 great falls so close to each other.... I came back into town and treated little bluey to a beauty treatment!!! Came home and had some soup for dinner and a great long soak.... BE WARNED THE NEXT SHOT CONTAINS pARTIAL NUDITY NOT SUIABLE FOR ANY ONE WITH A WEAK HEART!!!!!!! you have been warned!!!! Do not say I did not warn you!!!! Had a wonderful stay here have not seen my hostess very much and I leave in the morning...not telling where you will just have to check in tomorrow .....ho pe you had a great Sunday!!!! Yashi Kochi!!!

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Saturday 30th May 2015......a driving and hiking day!!!

All packed and on the road by 8am this morning it was going to be a moderate driving day but first I had two hikes planned...I think you all know I lie to do research and this morning I hope to see two very different areas... It was about a 45 minute drive to my first hike... I have been in a few slot canyons and this one was neat!!! I have never witnessed a flash flood but would like to see one from a safe distance but I can imagine getting caught here in one would be very dangerous!!! My next hike was only a few minutes drive away and how amazing that in a short drive the scenery would be so opposite!!! You are allowed to walk through out the valley Your imagination can run amok imagining all different objects from the rocks!!! Then it was a bout a three hour drive to my destination for two nights..the small town of provo... I am staying at another wonderful airbnb home and my hostess Kiri is lovely as is her home.. Kiri does not have a TV.....what is wrong!!!! and there was an important hockey game on tonight that I wanted to watch so I treated myself to dinner at a sports bar and sadly I left my camera at the house but the screen was at least 10 feet in diameter and they brought me a small box like a napkin holder which was my own private speaker!!! BUT the best art of it was on the menu they had....wait for it...you are not going to believe it CHICKEN FRIED CHICKEN......remember my melt down last month in Tucson when I found out that chicken fried steak is not chicken...well tonight it was.....it was a great evening!!! two waterfall hikes are on my agenda tomorrow......best wishes to all my readers and thank you for joining me!!!! Yashi Kochi!!!

Friday, May 29, 2015

Friday 29th May 2015...a true pearson day!!

Woke up to a wonderful warm and sunny morning and I was packed and out of the room by 8.30am for a planned long hike in the park...and by 9am I was on the circular trail... The following shots do not need and commentary from me BUT you have a job to do first before I show them to you.....go to you tube on the internet and then music and unch in Carrie Underwood and Vince Gill singing "How great thou art"...done that Ok lets go hiking!!!! Ok ready for a climb!!! This was a good climb and the views.... The first view of Cassidy Arch A steep climb but well worth enjoy the views this where I had lunch and was entertained!!!! I then joined another trail to continue the loop and again a uphill climb but great views!!! The last shot of the day..once I hit the highway I had a 4km walk back to Little Bluey!!!! I don't know how far I hiked but I was gone 8 hours it was very hard and very beautiful.... Back at my room the bath was wonderful and so was a light dinner...the car all packed for my departure tomorrow but I have two interesting stops on the way.. Hoe you enjoyed Capitol Reef...fess u how many had a tear in their eye after listening to the song!!!! Yashi Kochi!!!!